Online Post Offer Visit Day
Welcome to John Snow College
Hello and welcome to John Snow College, the traditional College with modern values.
We are a relatively recent Durham University College founded in 2001 at Queen’s Campus, Stockton and currently in transition to our new permanent location at Mount Oswald, in Durham City. We are however, already established in Durham as we spent academic year 2018-19 at the Howlands site (opposite the Mount Oswald) and 2019-20 at Rushford Court, a purpose built student accommodation complex in the heart of the City. We are very much looking forward to occupying our permanent home at Mount Oswald this coming September and moving into the brand new buildings which you can view on the drone footage and the photos currently provided in this presentation.
John Snow College provides a stimulating and inclusive environment for our multi-cultural and diverse student population. We are a supportive and pro-active community that strives to get the best from our students. Alongside your academic studies, we present a plethora of opportunity to develop your personal transferable skills and your sporting, musical and/or acting talents. We actively encourage our students to get involved with our local community through volunteering and charity work and enjoy being part of this beautiful, historic city.
We offer a comprehensive system of student support, advice and guidance and run a 24/7 On Call system should students need to contact us in an emergency.
Our JCR work closely with College staff to ensure that our students have the opportunity to engage in a broad range of academic and recreational activities outside of the lecture and seminar rooms and are determined to provide the wider student experience to all of our students. We hope you like what you see and we hope you decide to join us at this exciting time in our College development.
With very best wishes from the Staff of John Snow College.
Please feel free to watch the recording below of our live visit day webinar we did in April.
Please watch the videos below, to further understand how our students feel about our college.
Drone Footage of the Mount Oswald Site
The footage below is a drone video of the Mount Oswald site where John Snow College is due to be based from academic year 2020/21 onwards. The footage shows the building process since inception. Most of the construction work is now complete. The red buildings are John Snow College accommodation and communal areas. The large round building, named the Hub, which we share with South College, includes a large hall (which, among other things, will be used for College events and performing arts productions), gym, multi-faith/quiet room, music practice rooms, yoga studio and dance studio. There is also an outdoor multi-use games area.
Please use the link below to view the JCR webiste and a facebook group set up by the JCR Exec Comittee for you. This site and facebook group will provide you with much more information on being a member of the college from a students perspective.
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